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Betty Dukes, Wal-Mart greeter who took retail giant to the U.S. Supreme Court in gender bias case, dies at 67

Betty Dukes, Wal-Mart greeter who took retail giant to the U.S. Supreme Court in gender bias case, dies at 67

The Wal-Mart greeter who took the retail giant all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court in the largest gender bias class-action lawsuit in U.S. history has died, a family member said Tuesday.

Betty Dukes died July 10 at her home in Antioch, Calif., said her niece, Rita Roland. Dukes was 67.

"She was a very tough lady, very driven and passionate about what she believed in. She was persuasive. She just didn't want to tell her point, she wanted you to have an understanding so you could come to the same conclusions that she had," Roland said.

As the lead plaintiff in Dukes vs. Wal-Mart, she alleged in the 2001 lawsuit that the company violated the 1964 Civil Rights...

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